Police: Bellmore Payless employee skimmed credit card info

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A Bellmore shoe store employee is accused of stealing security information from customers' credit cards and making duplicate cards.

Police say Javier Acosta, 26, of 36 Albany Ave., Freeport, the cashier at a Bellmore Payless store, used a "skimming" device to scan the magnetic strip of security information from the credit cards of 11 customers. Police say he used the cards to make purchases totaling nearly $11,000.

Police recovered a credit card printer, 15 blank plastic credit cards and the skimming device from the suspect's car.

He was charged with grand larceny, possession of a forged device and identity theft.

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